Posted by Jim Stubbendieck on December 21, 2017, 8:23 am, in reply to "Re: LC Smith Double barrel "
In the 1920s when a shotgun did not pass the final inspection because of a cosmetic flaw, the Hunter Arms Company marked them 'SECOND' and sold them at a reduced price. The safety and shooting qualities were not compromised. |
I've seen three of them. On one, the case hardening was irregular likely due to incomplete degreasing at the start of the process. When another showed up at the Southern a few years ago, several of us looked at it very closely and could not find a flaw. It had been heavily used, and the wear could have masked the original flaw.